Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.
User reviews: Very Positive (270 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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"Deponia is hillarious, beatiful, and one of the finest classic point-and-click adventures that you'll find on Steam. - Mark Walton"
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September 18, 2014

Deponia The Complete Journey Patch 3.2

Hi everyone,

we’re happy to announce that we are releasing the patch 3.2 for Deponia – The Complete Journey today.

Please note that there might be some bugs included in your savegames which can’t be solved by the patch. In that case, please contact our support team via support@daedalic.de. They have already prepared all potentially necessary savegames for you!

Changelog: Deponia - The Complete Journey Patch 3.2

General:
FIXED: Random crashes to desktop when changing rooms.
FIXED: Time Paradox dialog not working correctly on some systems.
FIXED: Non-reacting cursor on some systems after longer playtime.
FIXED: Not being able to enter Wenzel's house when playing in a specific order.
FIXED: Visited exit names not switching back correctly from '???' in Goodbye Deponia.
FIXED: LUA garbage collector wrongly deleting table data that is still in use.
FIXED: Invisible dialog box making some hotspots in the lower parts of the screen inaccessible on some systems (I.g. Dud behind Tonis house and Detonation Plan minigame).
FIXED: Achievements when switching from Deponia to Chaos on Deponia not unlocking on several systems (E.g. 'Huzzah let's hope far away' and 'Thanks!').
FIXED: Missing cloud animations after savegame loading.
FIXED: Black characters after savegame loading.
FIXED: Rufus walking on the same spot randomly on some systems.
FIXED: Wrong minigame help texts on some systems.
FIXED: Missing dialog boxes in several situations.
FIXED: Skipping developer commentary lines.
FIXED: Music not being reseted correctly after developer comment has ended.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the Outer Turn.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the dock.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the Mosaic minigame.
FIXED: Developer comments disappearing after the first chapter of Goodbye Deponia on some systems.
FIXED: Jumping developer comments button in several rooms.
FIXED: Several spelling errors in developer comments (German and English)
FIXED: Several spelling errors throughout the three games (German and English).
ADDED: Missing speechfiles for developer comments (German)
ADDED: Missing speechfiles in English translation.
ADDED: Missing interface text to reset the sound volume after the door knocking puzzle.
FIXED: Knocking sounds being too quiet in the sewers (Rebel Headquarters).
FIXED: The cutter stayed in the same place on the map for some players.
FIXED: Inconsistencies between the direction of the exit cursor and the hotspot marker across all games.
FIXED: Problems reaching hotspots on a different level in the assembly hall.
FIXED: Minebike disappearing on some systems during ride.
FIXED: Jumping scrolling position on some actions in Toni's house.
FIXED: Menue doors appearing on level changes in chapter 2.
FIXED: Several situations where Rufus could walk through graphics.
FIXED: Several situations of wrong animation timing resulting in double frames or flashing characters.
FIXED: Several hints from the help systems unlocking in wrong situations.
FIXED: Several staging changes for characters not looking into the right direction.
FIXED: Developer comment button reactivating when starting a new game.

Linux:
FIXED: Compability issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
CHANGED: Savegame path for Linux changed from HOME to XDG_DATA_HOME

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Reviews

“Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The dialogue, the bizarre characters and the slapstick humor measure up to those of 'Day of the Tentacle'.”
91 – GameStar

“If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.”
4/5 – AdventureGamers

Deponia: Available Content Packages Overview

About This Game

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

When Rufus, on one of his attempts to leave Deponia behind, meets Goal, he not only falls madly in love with the beautiful girl from Elysium; he also accidentally shoves her right off her comfortable star cruiser and down to the desolate trash-planet. This accident kindles a new, brilliant plan: he needs to get Goal back to the floating city of Elysium – and while he's on it, he can also impersonate her sleazy fiance Cletus, who is the spitting image of Rufus for some reason. And thus, an exciting adventure begins...

Showered in top-scores and awards, the Deponia-Trilogy, created by the developers of Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World and Memoria, managed to reach cult-status almost instantly. Thanks to its exciting story, likeable characters and hilarious dialogues and a finely crafted mixture of comedy and puzzles, Deponia is enjoyable for both, young and old. Join Rufus on his thrilling journeys, for the first time in a complete edition with many new features, that will not only be a blast for hardcore adventure fans, but also those new to the genre.

Key Features


  • Deponia: The Complete Journey features over 4 hours of Developer's Commentary, a Deponia world map that allows for selection of each chapter of the game, a comprehensive graphical questlog help system, minigame help screens, a new launch menu, new hidden collectables, Linux support, plus 6 new songs written and sung by Poki and Behind-the-Scenes videos
  • Developer's Commentary is featuring game creator Poki and the voices of Rufus and Goal
  • Experience Deponia's story in full length
  • Challenging puzzles, more than 40 hours of playtime and bizarre dialogues
  • Bonus content, extras and making-of features include 'How to draw Rufus & Goal' and 'The Art of Deponia' videos, Developer's Commentary Soundtrack (6 new songs created and sung by Poki) and papercraft models
  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World, A New Beginning, Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria and Blackguards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux x86_64
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
90 of 104 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
142.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This is a game about Rufus. And how awesome Rufus is. And his heroism. And how he always gets the girl. And how Rufus DOESN'T spend most of the game running around clicking on things, strapping himself to giant sawblades, getting his teeth knocked out, annoying the hell out of his sadistic ex-girlfriend, accidentally giving away his family heirlooms, polluting the water supply, practicing necromancy on fish, sawing Goal's personality into three parts for a lollipop, making weird faces, and other things that a hero clearly would never do.

Because Rufus is a true hero. This is a game about heroism. He didn't do ANYTHING mentioned above, and this certainly isn't an entire game trilogy about him doing those things.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
One of the best point and click games ever made.
Pros
The world is beautiful and engaging.
The characters are intersting and relatable.
The dialog/script is funny and very well done.
The story is geniues, unpredictable and full of twists.
The backgrounds get prettier and more detailed each screen you pass.
The music is great.
Cons
(more like: "a con")
Some of the puzzels (not minigames) are a bit too hard and they should have shoved in more hints for the difficult ones.
9/10 Great game a must buy on sale. I highly recommend!
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
Next to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings one of the greatest triologies of our time.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Where to start with Deponia?

Deponia is a very well done Point and Click Adventure game, visually similar to Monkey Island 3 and with a very similar protagonist to boot. Deponia stars Rufus, while he may be bumbling like Guybrush Threepwood he most certainly isn't as noble. His mouth lands him in more trouble than his actions and his treatment of many of his acquaintances (and those he would deem friends) is pretty poor and self centred but deep down he has a heart of gold...deep deep down...just look deeper.

The comedy in Deponia ranges from a little slapstick here to a little silly outrageousness here, puns all around and tons of funny dialogue to keep you smiling as you go with Rufus on his adventure to get to Elysium!

The characters are very varied and Rufus is a little predictable with how he'll interact with each one but as Deponia goes on so does Rufus, he changes and develops (even if only a bit)
The game is fun! The game is puzzling and challenging, or maybe that's just because I'm bad at puzzles. The story is interesting, full of twists and secrets and it even has you sad at times especially towards the end.

The "Complete Journey" bundles all three Deponias into one but it does have it bugs, when transitioning from game to game it will close the application and sometimes with certain cutscenes ending it'll do it again but upon booting it back up it does keep your save so it's a minor issue. Other than that I've only had a handful of other bugs which weren't game breaking or impeding my ability to complete puzzles and trigger events but should they continue to patch more bugs I'll update this part.

Overall (or a TL:DR) Deponia took me by surprise, I went in expecting mediocrity and was blown away, with its jaunty music, lovable characters, beautifully drawn scenes and a script that'll leave you wondering where it'll go next. Point and Click veterans will love it to bits and newcomers will be quickly drawn in through the tutorial.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
To try to convince my mother to get this game, I described it as "Monkey Island for the Modern Era".

I actually feel this game fits in with the humour style from the first 4 Monkey Island games better than the Telltale series does.

It's truly a great game IMO and anyone who enjoyed Monkey Island (especially games 2 and 3) will enjoy this.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
10/10
Beautifully written and produced game, mini games that are challenging and fun, catchy soundtracks, long hours of puzzling out what to do next (if you don't use walkthroughs, you cheater ;)) and to top it of the altogether amazing Daedalic charme brought to you by Poki.
Buy these games, seriously!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
One of the very best adventure games ever made and easily Daedalic's best. Highly recommended, especially now that you get three full-length adventure games in one, enough to keep you entertained for a good while. Also works perfectly on Linux now, with 5.1 sounds and everything. Very good gameplay with original puzzles that go well with the story. Top notch visual and audio quality. German sense of humor... Well. Anyway, definitely worth a purchase :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I don't usually play point & click games, but this one is actually pretty good, probably the best one I've played.
Story is nice and there are some good funny jokes, also you may not like the protagonist (I didn't at first) but he may grow on you. If you are interested you should try the Deponia demo so you can get a taste of what's to come, and if you enjoy it you may consider getting The Complete Journey, the 3 games for the price of 2!

PS: A lot of people don't like the ending so take that in mind.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
This game reminds me of classic Lucas Arts games in a very positive way.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Its pretty fun and addicting. You'll get stuck some times and rage but HUZZAH!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
What an excellent and complete package. One of the best P&C's I've played since the golden age. For those of you purists out there that will never look to a walkthrough, buckle up for the long haul because this thing is meaty. Two big chucks of Chaos and Goodbye had me reaching to outside help quite a bit. Good characters, beautful locations (despite all the garbage) and and incredible sense of humor throughout. 10/10... would play again.

An excellent bonus for the complete journey package with Jan Müller-Michaelis (Poki's) commentary. It's hilarious and also manages to give an incredible amount of insight into how the game came together.

Poki likes minigames..... has he mentioned that?
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29 of 54 people (54%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
My opinion of this game went up and down throughout this game. It went from simple fun, to obsession, to hatred for Rufus, interest again, and finally confusion about what I should think about the end.
At first it was amusing, and then the puzzles got interesting and I only pulled myself away when the sun started to come out. All the hours I put into it was in the span of 4 days. The puzzles really made me like the game for a while.
Then I started getting tired of Rufus. He is such a dumb ♥♥♥♥ing idiot, I still hate him. At some point the clumsy egotistical screwball isn't funny anymore. In the end though, the story changed my perspective about him.
The ending changes the perspective for the whole game, and I ended up confused about whether I should like it or not. Just the ending defines whether the whole game was worth it as a whole, and I'm not sure if it was. It's not straight good or bad, it just leaves a stressed out question mark in my head. I don't think that's a good reaction to have after such a long journey.
I guess all I can say is that it's not a slam dunk. I don't think it necessarily deserves a thumb down, but there's so many thumbs up I think it needs a few down. If you want to try something new, if you like this sort of thing, if you have time to kill, go ahead. Just don't expect that feeling of satisfaction at the end.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
The lack of minigames is outrageous.

10/10 would do the tutorials again (and sing all the songs)


Serious review:

My last point-and-click game i own and finished is the 'Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth', so you can't say i'm regular in this genre. But i can recommend this game, because with it's every fault, it's a good game, and fun, if you have the right amount of sense of humor. The audio commentary is also a nice and mostly fun (but sometimes boring) addition. Still there is a big thing which is bugging me right now (as i finished the game an hour ago) and i'm not sure how i feel about it.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is an amazing, hilarious, immensely frustrating game. In case it is not particularly obvious by the trailer, most of the gameplay involved is walking amongst various "screens" where you can interact with the items, collect things, combine them, and use them to solve interesting puzzles. The world is beautifully drawn and the puzzles are challenging to be sure. Some of the puzzles will cause you to tear your hair out, mainly because you missed the one tiny item on that one screen that you did not realize you were supposed to click, or how a puzzle has to be solved by changing a menu setting . But beyond those insanely frustrating moments, when you finally do figure it out, you are rewarded with a wonderful story and a feeling of achievement.

By the way, I HIGHLY recommend playing with the Developer's Comentary. Poki is a fantastic lad and will tell you all about the development process, the difficulties, and make you truely appreciate this game. Plus, he sings some pretty great songs.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
This is a review for the English version of the game.

Deponia: The Complete Journey was fun for 99% of the time I played it. Few issues with voice lines when characters go from one sentence to another. Otherwise I've seen one minor glitch that caused the player character to move into the background but I fixed it by talking to a frog, naturally.

The game has plenty of tough puzzles and good story points and progression, as any game of this genre should have. I like the art style, and the music, although a bit repetitive, is good too. The voice actors were fantastic and fit each character perfectly. Easy to use systems as well that prevent any sort of unneccessary tedium.

My biggest gripe with the game is the ending. I might compare it to Mass Effect 3 or Eoin Colfer's ending to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I was just not satisfied. Other than that, I was totally happy.

I sunk 30 hours into this game as of my writing this while doing only one playthrough so far, which were all very entertaining. I recommend getting this if you are really craving a good point-and-click adventure.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Rufus... This is the story of Rufus, as he tries to find a better life for himself. He comes up with outrageous plan after outrageous plan, since the "standard" type of plan obviously doesn't work.

In many ways I feel very sorry for the people around Rufus, as he misses the finer nuances, and tries to resolve the situation a little to literally. To be honest, he has good intentions, but has a decided lack of finesse and concsience (Which is explained in the game, yes, there is something "odd" about Rufus).

I throughly enjoyed the game. The game is fun, funny, deep, and you canstill play it casually (as I did). The developer commentaries are often fantastic, and it gives some more insight into how Daedalic operates, and human nature. I'd reccomend playing with the developer commentaries on. I played the game on Linux, and there was no technical issue that I noticed, so that is good :-D

Deponia: The Complete Journey is funny and ridiculous, with much attention to detail. I fondly rememer the scene where you have to sing the Organnon anthem, and eventually get it right, then you get rewarded with a very well executed choir performance. And the lovely animations!

I highly reccomend you play this game, and don't rush through it, there are many fine details that are delightful in their references, and the minigames are rewarding enough to not skip them.

Thanks to Daedalic Entertainment for bringing this gem to Linux, I hope more follow :-P
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Best value classic style point and click adventure game ever! Had played through the first Deponia and its a worthy game by itself, but all three togther in one pack is fantastic. Most similar type of game would be the secret of monkey island II, so if you like classic point and click adventure games with a sense of humour, you can't go wrong with this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
same fun as Deponia but x3 times.
and achievements!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Deponia is one of the best point'n'clicks I have played in a long time. Its puzzles are reminiscent of the old Monkey Island games, and the humour is without a doubt one of the best of the past 10 years. You play the anti-hero Rufus. As the reviews and intro state, Rufus is not a pleasant man. He's annoying, mean, and absolutely self-centered. The game made me wonder what was wrong with the protagonist several times at the start of the game. He sells women into slavery and feeds children to monsters. And, in spite of all this, he grows on you. He's human. He does horrible things but you still want him to succeed in his plans. Rufus is brilliant, and he's utterly fascinating.

Get this game if you want an interesting protagonist. He won't be your immediate hero. He won't be the man you hope to be, or the man you want your daughter to marry. He's definitely not the man you hope to snag in a relationship. But he will be interesting from start to finish. And that's sorely lacking from games nowadays. So, buy this game and support these makers. You'll be laughing from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
It's a point-and click adventure game from Germany, in the grand tradition of Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. The interface is crisp, and the puzzles are generally variations of "talk to this guy, use this thing, combine these objects." That having been said, it's got a weird sense of humor that reminds me of the old school Sierra adventures, complete with a dude with a heavy German accent playing a folk song introduction to each chapter.

WARNING: Some of the humor, especially in the middle and third chapter, can get rather. . . "Dead Baby" ish. The only ones that really upset me in the end are a series of horrible things you end up doing to people in the third game in order to pursue a quest that turns out to have been pointless the entire ttime. (And then there were the baby dolphins. :( ) Plus a few moments of grossout humor here and there, mostly based around the fact that the game is set on a garbage planet with all that entails.

The main character is kind of a jerk who is saved from being an outright antihero simply because there are a few lines that he won't cross. He spends most of his time being a self-centered jerk who mooches off of other people, steals everything that isn't nailed down, and screws people over left and right in pursuit of his own goal and Goal. So in other words, he's an adventure game hero.

Gameplay wise, there are a few puzzles which are completely incomprehensible without a walkthrough or guide. Par for the course for an adventure game, of course, but after playing a few Telltale Games adventures, the older model of "point and click trial and error" gameplay feels a bit dated. One Godsend: the more irritating puzzles include a "skip" option that will allow you to pass the puzzle without completing it, if you get frustrated and just want to go on to the next part of the plot.

One huge pet peeve: "F5 IS QUICK SAVE. F9 IS QUICK LOAD." This is the mantra that most game makers use. This is because it means that there is a minimum chance of accidentally bumping the other button and either saving over your game when you didn't mean to, or quick loading when you didn't want to. Deponia uses "F9 FOR QUICK SAVE, F10 FOR QUICK LOAD." This cost me a bunch of progress at one point when I accidentally bumped the F10 key when I realized I'd gone a while without saving and tried to quick-save.

All in all, I enjoyed it, I was glad I played it. Supposedly there's a New Game Plus mode, and some collectables you can pick up, but I don't think I have the desire to revisit this game any time soon: nothing against it in general, just that linear adventure games tend not to be as fun the second time around.

Pick it up on sale.
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